February 14 Coalition Warns Riyadh against Continued Meddling in Bahrain


Bahraini opposition group, The February 14 Coalition, warned Riyadh of continued meddling in the tiny Persian Gulf country, saying that Bahrain will be turned into a graveyard for the Saudi aggressors, otherwise.

“The Bahraini nation will continue its resistance and protest movement against the Saudis’ aggression until the last occupying soldier pulls out of their country’s territory,” the Coalition underlined in a statement on Saturday.

The opposition movement condemned the presence of foreign military troops in Bahrain to suppress the protestors, and said, “Bahrain will be turned into a graveyard for the Saudi and other aggressors and occupying forces.”

The statement stressed that the death of a UAE officer in Bahrain recently proves the claim that the al-Khalifa regime has hired foreign mercenaries to suppress the Bahraini people.

Since anti-government protests erupted in Bahrain in early 2011, many Bahraini protesters have been tried and imprisoned. Reports say at least 3,000 people, including women and children, are currently in jail.

On March 14, 2011, soldiers from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates invaded the country to assist the Bahraini government in its violent crackdown on the protesters calling for reforms and a constitutional monarchy.

According to local sources, scores of people have been killed and injured since 2011.